Ministerial Police Protection

Home Department written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) how many Ministers receive protection from the police; and what the cost to public funds is in this financial year;

(2) how many former Ministers receive protection from the police; and what the cost to public funds was in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Fiona Mactaggart Fiona Mactaggart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

We seek to ensure the most effective and efficient protective security arrangements for public figures in the light of the changing threat from terrorism and other continuing risks. It is not our policy to comment on the details of protection arrangements for individuals, as to do so could compromise their security.

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